The Indiana State
Prison inmate who escaped from a work detail on Wednesday made it as far as
Beverly Shores before being apprehended, the Indiana Department of
Correction (DOC) is reporting.
Travis Hornett, 39,
of Waterloo, Ind., a convicted burglar, was on a work detail on prison
grounds on Wednesday afternoon when he dropped tools and walked away,
DOC staff and local
law enforcement succeeded in tracking Hornett to a vacant home in Beverly
Shores which he’d forcibly entered and took him into custody shortly after
midnight, DOC said.
“Once confronted in
the Beverly Shores home by members of the IDOC Fugitive Apprehension Unit,
along with members of the Indiana State Police and other local law
enforcement officers, Hornett surrendered without further resistance,” DOC
said. “Neither Hornett nor any officers were injured as the result of his
Hornett is now
facing new charges of escape and residential entry, DOC noted.
appreciate the effort and assistance of the State Police and local police
agencies who worked side-by-side with our Fugitive Apprehension Unit to get
offender Hornett back into custody,” DOC Commissioner Rob Carter said.
Meanwhile, the ISP
is looking to find the owner of a backpack found in Hornett’s possession at
the time of his re-capture, “acquired by unknown means while he was fleeing”
and believed to have been taken from a local beach in the Beverly Shores
Anyone missing a
backpack is urged to call ISP Det. Mike Bailey at (219) 690-0039.